Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7467) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Courtesy of THE Gunhaver, thanks man, I’ve been looking forward to trying this. Pours very dark with amber edges and thin tan head. The aroma is roasty, some coffee, a touch of caramel and a thin layer of earthiness. The mouth is rich but doesn’t head all the way to velvety. It has loads of tasty malt flavors to go along with coffee, creamy caramel, blunted burnt malts, a modest level of fudge brownie and soft spice notes way in the background. Great mix of flavor here creating a soothing rich balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle from Radiomgb, thanks! Almost black and opague. Roast, vanilla and chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with vanilla, pear and chocolate. Some roastbitterness in the finish. Luscious and very drinkable. Cacao in the aftertaste. Only a bit too simple to get a 4+.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2009
POurs a deep brown. Nose is huge cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses. Flavor is big roasted coffe bean, liquorice, chocolate, toffee and pungent spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks man! Pours really dark with a slight tan head. Really rich dark toast aroma. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smokey, toasty malt and chocolate. It is like candy, except it’s not all that sweet. Seems pretty well balanced. There’s a strange pervading flavor - think it’s vanilla. Not a problem. Whatever it is, it blends in well. Very nice. Finishes towards chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Wow. finally getting to try this, and from a bottle no less! Smokey chocolatey, peaty, a hint of malty undertones. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
Appearance: Pitch black, small but thick brown head. Aroma: Super chocolate, coffee, chocolate again, vanilla and just mouthwatering. Flavour: Cold ’hot’ chocolate, mocha, bitter coffee, peat, hops with a lovely creamy mouth-feel, this is just superb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Wow move over top stouts there’s another kid on the block that brings a big cocoa nose with a smooth velvet vanilla finish..yea this beer is that good..really hard to get but worth the effort. Nice tan chocolate head with a great finish and the nose is incredible! I could drink this stuff till I pass out ..Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dgoulet (1) - USA - AUG 30, 2009 does not count
Impressive mix between sweet chocolate and vanilla. This is absolutely not too much of a sugar taste. It is creamy ’a souhait’ and extremely smooth. Very Impressive and by far my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Bottle, courtesy Gillard. Pours black with a white head and spotty lacing. Nose is big on chocolate and vanilla. Some caramel and dark roast as well. Flavor is awesome, lots of chocolate, vanilla, some delightful spices and extremely smooth with a nice roast finish. Very velvety smooth. Love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Many thanks to Shawn for sharing this beer that I have sought after for so long:

Nearly opaque with a small frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of bakers and milk chocolate, tobacco, leather, earthy yeast, grassy and herbal vapours, with some plum and anise tones. The taste starts twangy and roasty with a noticeable amount of chocolate and vanilla snaps character. Hints of coffee and hop bitterness towards the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and medium-bodied, a touch chalky near the end. Very good stout that I would to try on tap.

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